Volunteers Needed For Golden Valley’s Adopt-A-Park Program
The City’s Adopt-A-Park program relies heavily on volunteers when it comes to keeping its parks clean and beautiful. In 2019, the department is hoping that a few dedicated individuals step up to adopt its last few remaining parks—like the group who has adopted Lions Park.
Larry and Laura Kueny and Gary Knippenberg and Linda Loomis have been volunteering in Lions Park for more than six years, and their motivation to keep the park safe and clean hasn’t changed.
“It’s our way to give back,” says Laura Kueny. “We enjoy the parks and think they’re an asset to Golden Valley. We want to make sure everyone enjoys them.”
The program is open to community groups, civic organizations, churches, businesses, groups, and even individuals who are willing to make a minimum two-year commitment. Volunteers keep an eye on their adopted parks, report any vandalism or unsafe conditions, and pick up litter at least twice a year. The City provides all necessary trash bags and pick-up of full bags.
The Kueny and Knippenberg families agree that if anyone is on the fence about adopting their local park or nature area, they should definitely go for it.
“Do it. It’s easy and it helps the community,” says Linda Loomis. “People can’t expect the City to do everything to keep our parks clean. It takes a village.”
To learn more about adopting a Golden Valley park, call 763-512-2345 or visit the Adopt-A-Park page on the City website.